Christopher Fernandes is the current Director of Legal at Hearsay Systems, Inc., having joined the company in 2015. At Hearsay, Chris is responsible for the company’s legal affairs including, commercial, compliance, regulatory and privacy matters. Chris’ current focus is examining the intersection between consumer protection issues and financial services regulation as applied to new electronic communications channel (specifically, text messaging). Before joining Hearsay, Chris has worked at a variety of technology companies around Silicon Valley for over 10 years, including Avaya, Kayak and Kibo Commerce. Chris earned a JD from Santa Clara University and BA from the University of Chicago.